Controlling food by inspection at production or loading site can be used as a dedicated quality management tool and as a checkpoint to safeguard the quality and safety of your goods directly in your sourcing countries, at the earliest stage of the logistical step
As food quality is a subject of increasing concern, the matter of implementing high national and cross-border quality standards has become ever more important. This fact poses very demanding challenges to the agricultural and food sectors around the world.
Inspection in relation to food management will involve a detailed examination of all or part of the consignment of produced foods.
Examination of the commodities themselves may or may not include the taking and analysis of samples (microbiological vs visual).
By implementing food inspection you can control a given number of samples within a defined lot and follow a fixed sampling plan according to specific points of control in order to identify issues at their source, maintain product consistency, ensure local and legal regulations are followed during transportation and to enhance your company image.
Globalisation and advances in technology have both created a complex food supply chain with numerous and diverse intermediaries facilitating the process.
As a manufacturer, supplier or caterer, it is important to monitor and maintain healthy, hygienic and conducive environments along the supply chain in order to safeguard the quality and safety of your products.
“The overall objective of inspection is to provide information as a basis for management action and future planning to ensure that deterioration and loss of stored commodities are kept to a minimum. Food safety, as well as economic reasons, provides strong rationale for inspecting foods”